You Might Need a Different Gut Microbiome in Old Age

You Might Need a Different Gut Microbiome in Old Age
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The closer scientists look at the bacteria in the gut, the clearer its importance to our overall health becomes, and new research links a particular type of gut microbiome development with longer lifespans and a healthier old age.

In a study of more than 9,000 people across three different cohorts, new research has found that our gut microbiomes become more unique and personalised to us as we get older, and that the number of core bacteria (such as Bacteroides) tend to decrease as well.

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